Austrian Railway Asks High Court To Review Injury Case

Law360, Chicago (March 18, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT) -- Austria’s national railway has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit ruling that revived an American woman’s personal injury suit against it, arguing the decision degrades legal protections granted to foreign states under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

In a petition for certiorari filed March 5, OBB Personenverkehr AG, the Austrian railway, said the Ninth Circuit erred when it ruled in December that the district court had jurisdiction over plaintiff Carol Sachs’ suit based on the “commercial activity” exception to the FSIA’s protections for...
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